Pierce County Resources
- Child Support
- Clerk of Courts
(715) 273-6741 Ext. 6405
Court forms; court records for civil, criminal, family, traffic and ordinance cases; civil judgment and lien docket; pay fees online; jury information
- Corporation Counsel
- County Clerk
(715) 273-6744 ext. 6688
Marriage licenses, domestic partnership information; elections and voter registration, and county government records
- District Attorney
(715) 273-6750 ext. 6452
- Drug Court
Referral form, handbook and policies manual
- Family Court Commissioner
(715) 273-6741 ext. 6409
- Register in Probate
(715) 273-6752 ext. 6460
Adoptions, civil commitments, estates and trust, guardianship and probate
- Register of Deeds
(715) 273-6748 ext. 6416
Birth, marriage and death records; domestic partnership application and termination; real estate records; termination of decedent’s property interest; and register firm names
- Sheriff’s Department
County law enforcement; operation of the county jail; execution or service of legal documents including restraining orders, evictions, repossessions, and foreclosure sales; execution of criminal warrants
Legal Assistance Organizations
- Aging and Disability Resource Center
Legal assistance for low-income individuals. Handles cases involving bankruptcy, social security and SSI, family law, health, housing, income maintenance, wills, and Indian law.
- Language Assistance Program, Clerk of Circuit Court
715-273-6741 ext. 6405
The Language Assistance Plan serves to help ensure access to court services for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). It also covers interpreter services to deaf and hard of hearing persons.
- Pierce County Legal Clinic
Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the EOC room of the Courthouse Annex. Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer general questions and provide basic information in the following areas: employment law, family law, landlord/tenant and small claims, criminal/traffic, estate planning/elder law/probate, real estate, business law, and debtor/creditor law. The clinics are sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin Volunteer Lawyer Program. For more information, call the Pierce County clerk of court’s office at 713-273-6741 or the St. Croix County clerk of court’s office at 715-386-4630.
- Victim/Witness Assistance Program
(715) 273-6749 Provides assistance, support and notification services to crime victims and witnesses in exercising their rights throughout the prosecution of criminal and juvenile cases.
Forms and Guides
Drug Court Participant Handbooks (Drug Court)
Adoption (Register in Probate) – Stepparent and domestic adoption, foreign adoption, adoption records
Guardianship (Register in Probate) – Guardianship of a minor and adult, and annual accounts
Marriage License Information (County Clerk)
Sheriff sales (Sheriff)
Vital records (Register of Deeds) – Birth, marriage and death applications
Ordinances & Rules
Wisconsin State Law Library – Information on popular legal topics. Wisconsin State Law librarians are available for research assistance.
Wisconsin Law Archive – Archival versions of the Wisconsin Constitution, statutes, acts, and other session-related data.
Wisconsin Judicare – is a non-profit law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice for northern Wisconsin residents. Located on the 2nd floor of the US Bank Building in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., is the civil legal service provider for Wisconsin’s northern 33 counties and 11 federally recognized Indian tribes. From its inception, Wisconsin Judicare has emphasized the utilization of the private bar to represent low-income persons in conjunction with on-staff attorneys.
Wisconsin Free Legal Answers – Answer a few questions to see if you qualify to use this service, ask volunteer attorneys a specific question about your civil legal issue, receive an email telling you when your question receives a response and see the response to your question; ask more questions.
Wisconsin Court System eFile Forms – provides a guide to divorce and legal separation in Wisconsin and takes you through a series of questions, filling in most of the forms necessary for divorce and legal separation, including maintenance (alimony), child support, legal custody and physical placement, and property division. (It does not have forms or instructions for paternity actions, annulment, or grandparent visitation.) Use the new case forms assistant to fill out forms for a brand new divorce or legal separation case. Use the existing case forms assistant to fill out forms for a case that already has a case number.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access – provides access to certain public records of the Wisconsin circuit courts. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the circuit court case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record summaries viewed here are all public records under Wisconsin open records law.
Small Claims Forms – Designed to guide you through the process of filing a small claims legal claim in Wisconsin.
Divorce Forms – A guide to divorce and legal separation in Wisconsin and takes you through a series of questions,
filling in the forms necessary for divorce and legal separation.
Information for Victims & Families
If you are a victim of a crime or a friend or family member assisting a victim of crime, the Office of Crime Victim Services understands that there are many emotional, physical, and financial challenges. The following resources contain a compilation of information and resources to help you navigate this process.
- Deaf Unity
- Disability Rights Wisconsin
- End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
- HIR Wellness Institute
- Legal Action of Wisconsin
- LOTUS Legal Clinic
- Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- Wisconsin Department of Corrections – Office of Victim Services & Programs
- Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
- Healing After the Crime
- Human Trafficking
Legal Services Programs & Clinics (free or reduced cost)
- ABC for Health (health insurance coverage issues)
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers
- AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
- Disability Rights Wisconsin
- Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (elder law and guardianship)
- Kids Matter (child guardianship, foster care, Kinship Care)
- Legal Action of Wisconsin (Southern Wisconsin)
- SimpleCitizen (immigration help)
- Upsolve (free bankruptcy assistance)
- UW Law School Clinics (family, housing, consumer, immigration, crime victims)
- Wisconsin Foreclosure Mediation Network
LawHelp.org – helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights and forms to help them with their legal problems.
FindLaw – is a free legal information website that helps consumers, small-business owners, students and legal professionals find answers to everyday legal questions and legal counsel when necessary. The site includes case law, state and federal statutes, a lawyer directory, and legal news and analysis.
NOLO – Thousands of do-it-yourself products, including legal forms, online documents, books and ebooks, and software. “Generate a customized estate planning form like a will, a living trust, or a power of attorney in just minutes. Get all the most common business forms you’ll need to operate your business, or create an LLC yourself. Our products are in plain English, created and updated by attorneys and legal editors.” Although products are not free, this site can be used to find books, resources and examples of legal forms.